Lieutenant Eric Ellison of the Orange County Police Department in Texas had the difficult assignment of telling 18-year-old Kazzie Portie that his parents died when the motorcycle they were riding was hit by a pickup truck, according to FOX 13 on June 1. As a show of support, Ellison attended the teen’s graduation ceremony a few days later.
According to an interview conducted with Ellison by local news channel KBMT, telling Portie about the tragedy that ended his parents’ lives was one of the hardest things he has ever had to do.
The pickup truck driver who caused the accident is facing two counts of manslaughter.
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Police have arrested a suspect in connection with a recent hit-and-run in Wichita Falls, according to newschannel6now.com.
A 41-year-old man on a motorcycle was struck by a gray Nissan pickup on Saturday, May 2 at around 8 p.m. near the corner of Industrial and Sheppard Access Road. The motorcyclist was brought to the United Regional Hospital and then was airlifted via medical helicopter to the John Peter Smith Hospital in Fort Worth to address his injuries. Wichita Falls police told News channel 6 that the victim is expected to survive the ordeal.
Authorities have named 18-year-old Tanner Hutchins as the main suspect in the case. He was recently arrested and charged with intoxicated assault and accident involving personal injury.
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